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Q&A: Use Word's Spell Checker in .NET

Use Word's spell check from within your .NET application.

Monitor Your Systems Easily

Use free tools from Microsoft to monitor your systems and make sure they are running properly

Indigo: The Longhorn Communications Layer

Indigo is the core for communication in the next generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn. This model of its architecture gives you a good sense of what to expect from it.

Bind Data to WinForms Controls

Display data programmatically with only a few lines of code, using the databinding features built into the .NET Framework's WinForms controls.

Books: Develop UIs in C#

Chris Sells shows you how to develop user interfaces in .NET in his book, Windows Forms Programming in C#.

Longhorn: The Base Operating System

The complex model for Longhorn's base operating system illustrates how Microsoft has organized it, as well as where any piece you're interested in fits into the larger view.

Get a Grip on Longhorn

The upcoming Windows version's refactored API and new graphics-presentation model, storage subsystem, and messaging services will bring development opportunities -- and challenges.

Unload Assemblies From an Application Domain

You don't want to lock needless assemblies into the VS.NET process. Avoid this problem by loading the assembly into a separate application domain that you can unload later.

Integrate xmlspy 2004 Into VS.NET

Integrate Altova's new release of xmlspy 2004 into your existing Visual Studio .NET projects.

VB.NET Branches Out

Chris Dias, group program manager for Visual Basic .NET at Microsoft, talks about the present and future of the language, including the target audience of this tool.

WinForms Gain Ground in Whidbey

New controls, enhanced data binding, and improvements to existing controls make WinForms programming with VS.NET's upcoming version easier and more versatile.

Write .NET Code in SQL Server

You can use VB.NET or C# to write procedural code and create user-defined types and aggregates in SQL Server.

Gear Up for Generics

Generics support in version 2 of the .NET Framework will help you write simpler, more powerful code, whether you consume generic classes built into the Framework or roll your own.

Navigate the Road to Whidbey

The next version of VS.NET includes a plethora of enterprise and RAD features, but the tool remains geared more toward higher-end than occupational or hobbyist programmers.

XML Advances on B2B Front

Version 2 of the .NET Framework introduces XML-to-relational data mapping, support for XQuery, and typed APIs. Find out why these changes are great news for B2B app development.

Use the Best Security for SQL Server

Learn tips for administering SQL Server securely.

Maximize Productivity With ASP.NET

Web development is about to take another great leap forward. Powerful features in the new version of ASP.NET will save you time and reduce your code-writing requirements.

Books: Implement Security and Cryptography

NET Security and Cryptography by Peter Thorsteinson and G. Gnana Arun Ganesh lays down the foundation for .NET security features and shows you how to use them properly.

Q&A: Manage Security Patches

Learn tips for handling patch management and hiding objects.

Books: .NET Development for the Entry-Level Programmer

Gunther Lenz and Thomas Moeller give entry-level programmers an overview of the development model with a .NET influence in their book, .NET - A Complete Development Cycle.

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